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Super-antibodies against influenza identified

Scientists have identified antibodies that can fight off just about all forms of influenza. The discovery could lead to a much-improved flu vaccine.

Why premature babies get bad eyesight

Impaired vision in extremely premature babies is often caused by brain damage, new study shows.

Game-based sex education

New method that utilises how our brain processes memories forms the basis of a new game-based learning system.

Link between self-harm and rape

Studies of rape victims reveal that 15 percent have scars from old self-harm injuries. The figure suggests a need for improved care of self-harming youths.

Bite me: why mosquitoes love some and leave others

Research reveals why some people are constantly under attack from the bloodsucking insects, while others walk free.

Still time to save our plants from climate change

Climate change will cause plant species to disappear more slowly than previously thought. While this gives us time to rescue our plant life, it means we may begin to underestimate the effects of global warming.

Your sustainable lifestyle could strain distant countries

Urban sustainability usually only has a local effect – and attempts at making cities sustainable could actually have negative effects on distant countries. New study sheds light on the hidden pitfalls.

Your genes decide how old you get

New study reveals that small molecular differences in your genes decide whether you’ll live to be 60 or 100.

Asthma starts in mother’s womb

Pioneering study finds that children’s asthma starts developing already at the foetal stage.

Computer model predicts tomorrow’s nature

Researchers have developed a computer model that can look into the future. The model’s virtual world makes it possible to explore how man-made changes in nature will impact on animal life in the future.